Kings Beach Town Center
This project is proposed under the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s (TRPA’s) Community Enhancement Program (CEP). Both the Placer County Redevelopment Agency and the Kings Beach Community Plan have identified the project site and areas surrounding it as “blighted” and in need of upgrading and revitalization. The proposed project is one of nine projects designated as eligible for the CEP by TRPA through a pre-application process. The following project goals and objectives are consistent with the CEP goals and objectives as well as the Regional Vision and Planning Concepts for the Lake Tahoe Basin:
► Create a mixed-use Kings Beach community center that encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation and reduces vehicle miles traveled.
► Create a community gathering place and economic center for Kings Beach that respects the history of the site and protects the large trees that add character to the development.
► Create water quality improvements by implementing a stormwater treatment system.
► Rehabilitate substandard development and improve the scenic quality of the Kings Beach downtown commercial area.
The Kings Beach Town Center Project is located within the downtown commercial area of Kings Beach, Placer County, California. The project site comprises 4.29 acres within TRPA Plan Area Statement (PAS) 29, Kings Beach Commercial, and Special Area #1, Downtown Area Commercial, of the Kings Beach Community Plan. The project is also located within Placer County’s North Lake Tahoe Redevelopment Project Area as well as within the Kings Beach Community Plan for the Kings Beach urban core area. The TRPA Regional Plan, which is also applicable to the proposed project, establishes goals, policies and implementation measures for development within TRPA’s jurisdiction. The current TRPA Regional Plan was adopted in 1987, but is undergoing an update in 2011.
The project site encompasses one full city block, fronted by State Route 28 (SR 28/North Lake Tahoe Boulevard) on the south, Salmon Avenue on the north, Fox Street on the east, and Coon Street on the west. The project site also includes six parcels located on the north side of Salmon Avenue, but does not include the existing post office or community clinic (Exhibit 2). In total, the project site includes 18 parcels: assessor’s parcel numbers (APNs) 090-133-003, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 015, 016, 018; 090-126-020, 021, 022, 024, 039, and 040.Notice of Preparation
, Initial Study Checklist
(public review from 6/27/11 to 7/26/11)